In late 2005, Nikos Ridge and Jamie Floyd met at a favorite local bottle shop in Eugene, Oregon. The two started talking and landed on the question, “What would you do if you could open your own brewery?” Six months later they created the first batch of Total Domination IPA. Nikos and Jamie have created a company that represents what beer means to them—a source of community and the root of human existence, which is why they chose Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, as their name. A driving force behind the brewery is the idea that beer is the center of community and culture, one never in operation without the other. The current brewery features a 55-barrel brewing system, with a capacity of 95,000 barrels per year of craft beer brands including Flagship, Seasonal Release, Special Release, Prismatic Lager, Single Hop, and R&D Series.